Upgrade To Cardiology Unit At University Hospital Kerry

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THE Cardiology Unit at University Hospital Kerry has been upgraded and moved to an open plan location within the hospital.

Fianna Fáil Cllr Mikey Sheehy has welcomed the upgrade, saying “it is a great positive at a time when our health service finds itself under so much pressure. The reconfiguration will be of huge benefit to both patients and staff. This is a positive step in the right direction in terms of the HSEs commitment to the service in Kerry.”

The Unit moves to a custom space which now has individual consultation and scanning rooms. This means that vital assessments and procedures that need to be undertaken during the COVID19 pandemic can be done so in a much safer environment for both patients and staff.

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Cllr Sheehy, who sits on the HSE’s Southern Regional Health Forum, added; “Cardiac care is an essential function that must be retained and, furthermore, expanded in Kerry. The appointment last year of a full time Cardiologist was an overdue addition to the service and has had a hugely positive impact. Today’s news is a further advancement of cardiac care in the county.”

This news comes as staff in UHK were administered the first batch of the COVID19 vaccine yesterday (Tuesday).

It is understood that all staff in the hospital will have had the opportunity to receive the vaccine within the next week.

“This is the beginning of a large scale distribution programme nationally which hopefully marks the beginning of the end and at last some light at the end of the tunnel,” said Cllr Sheehy.

“We all need to do our part and adhere to the guidelines to ensure we minimise the pressure on front line staff over the coming weeks as the vaccine is rolled out to the most vulnerable and those who need it most with our community. These frontline UHK staff deserve this protection.”


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